Now streaming: New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts and more

Posted on: November 4, 2016

“When the New York Philharmonic televised its Young People’s Concerts from 1958 through 1972, it introduced new generations to classical music,” writes Michael Cooper in Thursday’s (11/3) New York Times. “Now the orchestra is updating the program: It said Thursday that it was putting videos of Young People’s Concerts, and additional educational materials and interactive games, online for schools and families to stream for free. The first to go online … include a 2014 concert focused on Benjamin Britten’s ‘The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’ and a 2015 concert exploring Mendelssohn’s music for ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ The orchestra is calling the initiative ‘Young People’s Concerts Play!’ This spring the Philharmonic plans to release a new Young People’s Concert online focusing on Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, ‘From the New World,’ as part of the orchestra’s season-long citywide celebration of the symphony, which it gave the premiere of. The coming video will be recorded at concerts in January. The orchestra also plans to send its teaching artists to schools around the city to demonstrate the new platform, and to get feedback to guide the development of future releases.”

Posted November 4, 2016